South Africa - Smoking Prevalence

Since 2014, South Africa Smoking Prevalence decreased by 0.3points year on year. In 2019, the country was ranked number 81 comparing other countries in Smoking Prevalence at 20.2 Percent of Persons Aged 15+. South Africa is overtaken by Azerbaijan, which was number 80 at 20.5 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ and is followed by Botswana at 20 Percent of Persons Aged 15+. Kiribati ranked the highest with 45.4 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ in 2019, a decrease of 1.5points versus 2018. Republic of the Congo recorded the best 5 years average growth at +5.5points per year, while Uruguay recorded the worst performance at -4.7points per year.

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Date Percent of Persons Aged 15+
2019 20.20
2018 20.20
2017 20.30
2016 20.30
2015 20.50
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How does South Africa rank in Smoking Prevalence?

# 146 Countries Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Kiribati
45.40 % 2019 -1.5 % -1.8 % View data
1 #1
Montenegro
45.40 % 2019 -0.4 % -0.6 % View data
80 #80
Azerbaijan
20.50 % 2019 -0.5 % -0.9 % View data
81 #81
South Africa
20.20 % 2019 +0.0 % -0.3 % View data
82 #82
Botswana
20.00 % 2019 +0.0 % +0.3 % View data
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